K is more tiring than M… really?
Posted May 29, 2016on:
Me: K is so much more tiring to take care of than M was at that age…
My mom: No, it’s the same, you just never felt it because you were working.
For the first two and a half years of M’s life, I was a working mom. I’d leave before M wakes up in the morning, and Hubby would bring M at home right before dinner in the afternoon.
For about 10 hours a day, she’d be with a grandparent.
I didn’t know how tiring she truly could be.
Now, I stay home all day. I get the kids 24/7. They are tiring. K is tiring. K is nonstop running, climbing, jumping, exploring… she’s always got an agenda.. she’s always got something to do.
I didn’t experience it much with M. The only times I’d get to stay home with her were on weekends, holidays, vacations or sick days. I didn’t feel so tired chasing after her because I felt like I rarely got to do it. I always felt I was missing out by being at work, so I took full advantage of my time with M.
So is K really more tiring than M? Or is it just that I’m around more to deal with a very active toddler than I was when M was this age?
I try not to think about it because then the ‘mommy guilt’ kicks in about how I didn’t feel I was around much for M when she was younger…
Let’s not go there..